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Hangin' With ... ESPN Int'l SVP Of Production, Programming, Marketing & Ad Sales Bunnell

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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Paralympics Set Rio 2016 Ticket Record

Organizers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sold 133,000 tickets on Tuesday, the largest number of tickets they have ever sold in just one day. Demand for Paralympic tickets accelerated since the ending of the Olympic Games on Sunday. After selling 16,000 tickets last Saturday, organizers said that ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

Argentine FA Reaches Agreement

After "several days of meetings and a lot of uncertainty , a meeting on Tuesday ended with Argentine football expected to start this weekend," according to GOAL. The Argentine FA was able to reach an agreement with second division directors and "at every level of Argentine football, the season will ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Boca Juniors Weighing Stadium Deal

Argentine first division side Boca Juniors' Bombonera stadium "could be named after a Chinese business," according to LOS ANDES. Club President Daniel Angelici confirmed that Boca Juniors "is considering a million-dollar offer to change the name." Though it was not revealed which brand "could have i ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, South America

Police: Hickey Discussed Illegal Ticket Sales

Brazilian police said that "they had uncovered emails" between detained IOC member Patrick Hickey and the British owner of a ticketing company they said masterminded a scheme selling Olympic tickets illegally, according to Prada & Viga Gaier of REUTERS. Police told a news conference in Rio de Ja ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

IPC Selects Dailymotion

Around 680 hours of coverage from 13 sports will be live streamed on 15 HD channels on the IPC website Paralympic.org during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The IPC selected Dailymotion to provide the streaming services. Dailymotion is the world's second largest video sharing website with 3 billion v ...

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Atlético Huila Unable To Play At Home

Colombian first division side Atlético Huila "has no luck with its stadium," where a bleacher collapsed over the weekend, killing three construction workers , according to Fabián Torres of MARCA. Starting with its next game, the team will have to play its "home games" at&nbs ...

Tags: South America, Franchises

Football Takes Gold In Twitter Olympics

Football emerged with the Gold Medal in the Twitter Olympics, with Neymar's "decisive spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out against Germany generating more Tweets per minute than any other piece of Rio 2016 sporting action," according to David Owen of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The home side’s talism ...

Tags: Media, Brazil

Half Of Most-Shared Oly Ads From Rio

Half of the top 10 most shared Olympic ads of all time "come from the Rio Games, with ads from Channel 4, Under Armour, Nike and P&G making the all-time chart," according to PR WEEK. Channel 4’s "We’re the superhumans" is the "most shared ad of the Rio Olympics." The ad promotin ...

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Go4it's Pacheco Talks WSL Partnership

The partnership between the World Surf League and Brazil-based marketing agency Go4it came about organically. WSL Global CCO Mark Noonan said that he and CEO Paul Speaker were already familiar with Go4it from its representation of surfer Gabriel Medina when the agency launched last October. Tha ...

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Japan PM Featured In Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony for Rio 2016 "was passing off as expected" until Japan PM Shinzo Abe "popped out of a giant green pipe dressed up as video game character Mario from the Super Mario games, one of Japan's best-known exports," according to the BBC. It was then "the world got a clue" that, for Toky ...

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